McAuliffe names panel to reform Virginia’s ethics laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Governor cites Center’s State Integrity Investigation in announcing new initiative.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… slature can pass meaningful reforms. “I’m skeptical,” he said. …"

Ready for Hillary courts super PAC skeptics

By Michael Beckel

Ready for Hillary is courting 'Citizens United' skeptics — and finding success.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission":

"… Hillary can trace its origins to the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010, which helped paved the way for political action committe …"

Virginia's move toward ethics reform leaves many unimpressed

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Legislators pass modest changes, but critics abound.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… ort as little more than a gesture, and it remains unclear whether new Gov. Terry McAuliffe will sign the measure in its existing form. Virginia has among the least …"

Billionaires use super PACs to advance pet causes

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy donors who bankrolled their own issue-focused super PACs dominated the 2013 fundraising game.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… eppered the list of the 10 largest super PAC donors in 2013, including the National Education Association (No. 4), the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (No. 5), the AFL …"

McAuliffe takes step toward reform in Virginia

By Nicholas Kusnetz

McAuliffe executive order limits gifts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… do so. …"

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama bundler named to top arts post

By Michael Beckel

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama campaign bundler Laura Ricketts named Kennedy Center trustee.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… 00 this year to Democratic candidates and groups, including $32,400 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $30,000 to the Democratic National Committee, according to a Center fo …"

'Dark money' groups give big to similar nonprofits

By Julie Patel

Politically active nonprofits frequently share money with one another while hiding donors, new tax filings show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Cantor":

"… ame.” Its president, John Murray, a former aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., earned about the same amount in compensation: $630,000. Michael B …"

'Citizens United' ruling helped unions win state elections

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

National unions, business groups focused on states in 2012 elections with unions gaining the edge, new analysis shows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Party":

"… es of outside cash. In New Hampshire, for instance, the DGA gave the state Democratic Party nearly $3 million, which mostly went to helping Hassan. Analyzing outside …"

"… how you feel about raising prices on Arkansas families.” The state’s Democratic Party tried to fight back against the group by producing a TV ad starring Democr …"

"… t,” says Kathy Sullivan, the Hassan advisor and former head of the state Democratic Party. The money is “gross” and so is the lack of disclosure, she says. Sul …"

Libertarians declare 'mission accomplished' in Virginia — after super PAC help

By Michael Beckel

Libertarians pleased with showing in Virginia gubernatorial race, where super PACs bolstered their underdog candidate.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ken Cuccinelli":

"… elected Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Wes Benedict declared " …"

Koch-backed governors group gives big to Cuccinelli in Virginia

By Rachel Baye

Cuccinelli slams McAuliffe for accepting out-of-state cash while raking in millions from governors association.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia":

"… one in mind.” Alan Suderman and John Dunbar contributed to this report. …"

"… for governor across the country, according to state data collected by the Virginia Public Access Project. Tomorrow’s contest pits tea party favorite Cucci …"

"… e as a carpetbagger, backed by out-of-state liberals with no connection to Virginia. An Oct. 15 email warned supporters that “liberal Democrats in New York …"

"… that “liberal Democrats in New York and Hollywood are trying to buy the Virginia governor's mansion.” An Oct. 30 fundraising email blast from the Cuccin …"

A hyper-super PAC boosts McAuliffe in Virginia race

By Adam Wollner

Democratic group making donations — illegal at the federal level — to Virginia gubernatorial candidate McAuliffe.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oregon":

"… tes and groups may raise and who may they receive money from are Missouri, Oregon and Utah, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The …"

Super PAC forms to elect liberal women governors

By Adam Wollner

Former EMILY's List official starts group to boost liberal, female gubernatorial candidates.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ken Cuccinelli":

"… c leader in the state senate. And in Virginia, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe are vyin …"

Controversy ensnaring governor raises new questions about Virginia laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Updated: Transparency laws at issue as governor deals with indictment stemming from gifts scandal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… require reporting of gifts to family members. In response to the scandal, Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor, has said he would propose limiting …"

Trump giving advice to Palin? She should consider his track record to past politicians

By Sylvia Hall

Should Palin be getting advice from Trump, whose political contributions went to many scandalous pols

Excerpts from this story referencing "Terry McAuliffe":

"… ving the state pension system; $25,000 to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who was accused and acquitted of insider trading at the tech business, Gl …"

Democrats likely to choose Howard Dean as leader

By The Center for Public Integrity

During his run for president in 2003, the former governor from Vermont pioneered Internet fundraising

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Kerry":

"… Dean coming in fourth, trailing rivals Joe Lieberman, Richard Gephardt and John Kerry, with Kucinich the choice of a mere two percent of those polls. Internet p …"

The Republican convention: The party begins in New York City, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2004 — President Bush will accept his party's nomination in New York City at the Republican National Convention, an e

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican Party":

"… n to its televisions after the convention has concluded.Officials from the Republican Party, the host committee and the New York City mayor’s office refused to fiel …"

"… tel staff parties ($2.4 million).Hospitality lounges for media, diplomats, Republican Party officials ($1 million).Welcoming and information booths ($250,000).Special …"

It's their party: DNC demands boost cost of convention, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2004 — On the way to running up an estimated $95 million tab for its 2004 presidential nominating convention in Boston,

Excerpts from this story referencing "transportation":

"… se included: Five hundred computers, 100 televisions with cable TV access, transportation costs, parking costs, meals for 100 staffers for almost two months, all of …"

"… as a pseudo ATM to the Democrats—$12.6 million went to cover equipment, transportation and security costs. Construction and production came a close second at $6. …"

"… would have to pay for “the cost of air travel, lodging, meals and ground transportation for the [Site Advisory Committee] and DNC/DNCC staff,” according to the …"

"… r a three-day tour, for which the cities would have to foot the bill, from transportation and lodging costs, to meals.The site selection process brought Democrats t …"

Silent Partners: Special Report

By Derek Willis and Aron Pilhofer

How political non-profits work the system

Excerpts from this story referencing "Altria":

"… Fairness Action Fund, a state-level 527. Tobacco giant Philip Morris (now Altria), sugar company Florida Crystals Inc., and SBC Communications Inc. each to …"

Trading in favors

By Alex Knott and Aubrey Bruggeman

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2003 — Legislative favors, increased access to federal lawmakers and instructions on how to use loopholes to evade feder

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clinton":

"… to help the New York Republican Party and Rick Lazzio [sic] defeat Hillary Clinton this fall, the letter states. I would be pleased if the RNSEC would give t …"

"… ect situations implicating Democrats dating back to the mid-90s during the Clinton Administration.One such confidential memo is from Martha Phipps, Democrati …"

"… ,000, with an attached note providing the reason for the solicitation.The [Clinton] Administration helped them out on two major issues this year, the DNC cal …"

"… hat the vice-chairman of the company had attended a meeting with President Clinton.A question of accessWhile some donors have made numerous donations with th …"

White House overnight guests listed

By The Center for Public Integrity

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2000 — A list released by the White House shows that 404 guests stayed overnight at the White House and Camp David

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pat Cherry":

"… ara BrooksRobin BrooksThomas CaplanChristy CarpenterJacob CherryMike CherryPat CherryEllen CheslerAlex DiMentoDeborah DiMentoJoseph DiMentoJoseph DiMento, Jr.Ma …"

Who bankrolls Bush and his Democratic rivals?

By The Center for Public Integrity

A look at the presidential race

Excerpts from this story referencing "John McCain":

"… chapters on the bitter primary battle Bush campaign workers waged against John McCain, and looks closely at the Florida recount of 2000 and how President-elect …"

Army general had business deal with Clinton-Gore money man

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 27, 2000 — Lt. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy, the first female three-star general in the history of the U.S. Army and the a

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Defense":

"… f a commercial entity while still on active duty raises ethical questions. Department of Defense Joint Ethics Advisory 5500.7-R does allow active officers to hold private …"

Investigation, audit reveal past mismanagement by Gore's campaign manager

By Bill Hogan

WASHINGTON, October 2, 1999 — On May 11, praising "his leadership skills and strategic vision," Vice President Al Gore named Tony Coelho gen

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal government":

"… ned much smaller financial commitments from within some other parts of the federal government, including $75,000 from the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and A …"